Rock Eagle Field Trip

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1st Payment For Rock Eagle Field Trip

Due - Tuesday Oct. 4, 2016

Regular Payment $60.00 Payment in Full $180.00

Scholarship $20.00 payment in Full $90.00












Office Hours / Supplies

about 1 year ago

Office Hours -  7:00 - 7:50 Every Morning by appointment

Supplies

Homeroom:

Clorox Wipes

Kleenex (2 Boxes)

1-12 package of colored pencils

3 Packs of 24 pencils (one pack donated to homeroom)

Loose-leaf wide ruled paper for all classes

Glue sticks (2 pack)

Science:

2 marbled composition books (100 sheet wide ruled)

5 pocket folders


Important Announcements

8 months ago

*Please go to Google Classroom for Snow Day Assignments

* Lesson plans will be accelerated or decelerated according to the needs of each class.

7th Grade Life Science Curriculum Pacing Map, Unit Topics, Resources, Vocabulary

11 months ago

Life Science 2016– 2017 Curriculum Pacing Map, GPS, Topics, Vocabulary and Resources  

 

Aug. 5 – 19 - 2 Weeks

Classroom / School Rules/ Forms

Habits of Mind

TOPICS: Metric System / Scientific Method / Lab Equipment and Safety, What are the characteristics and necessities of life?

 

Aug. 22 – Sept. 9 - 3 Weeks, 4 Days

TOPICS: Historical Classification Systems (Aristotle, Linnaeus – Binomial Nomenclature), Characteristics of the Six Kingdoms, Levels of Classification, and using Dichotomous Keys

Vocabulary: Archaea, Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, Animals, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular,        asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph (ic), heterotroph (ic), genus, species, scientific naming,     binomial nomenclature, Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species, Dichotomous     Key

* Research Exploratory “You are the Expert – Kingdom Posters” Paired Student In Class            project,

* Honors Research Exploratory “You are the Expert – Kingdom Posters” will work individually

Famous Scientists: Aristotle, Carolus Linnaeus  

GPS

S7L1. Students will investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

            a. Demonstrate the process for the development of a dichotomous key.

            b. Classify organisms based on physical characteristics using a dichotomous key of the six-kingdom system                                  (archaebacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals).

RESOURSES

Textbook Chapter 9 Classification Section 1, and 2 Pages 220 – 236

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP pages 26 – 29, 31 - 44

Interactive Textbook Pages 129 – 146, 155 – 218 – Covers Details of Protista, Fungi, Plants and             Animals

Interactive Notebook Activity

Internet Resources

           Brainpop

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos  

 

Sept. 12 (Sept. 12. 2016 - Q1 Progress Reports) – Oct 14   

TOPICS: Cells Anatomy/ Function Sept. 12 – 30th – 3 Weeks, 2 Days - Organelles and Functions, Eukaryotic   vs. Prokaryotic, Plant vs. Animal Cells

Cellular Processes Oct 5 – (Oct. 17, 20 16 Q1 Report Cards) Oct 21  - 2 Weeks, 1 Day - Passive and Active           Transport, Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration, Mitosis, Metabolism – Obtaining Energy, Making       Energy, Using Energy, Eliminating Waste Products (Maintain Homeostasis), Cell Cycle, Mitosis             (Cellular Reproduction)

            Photosynthesis Chemical Equation- 6CO2 + 6H2O + Light Energy ----- C6H12C6+ 6O2

            Cellular Respiration: Chemical Equation - C6H12C6 + 6O2 + ------ 6CO2 + 6H2O + ATP

            Fermentation – Plan B – The making of ATP without the use of O2  - Lactic Acid builds up - Soreness

 

            Cells ----- Tissues ------ Organs ------- Organ Systems ------- Organism

* CELL PROJECT

* Honors Cell Project

Vocabulary: nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, mitochondria, cell cycle, mitosis,      meiosis, active transport, passive transport, diffusion, osmosis, endocytosis, exocytosis, cellular homeostasis,          metabolism, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, Cell Cycle, Mitosis

Famous Scientists: Robert Hooke, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Theodore Schwann, Rudolf Virchow

 

GPS

S7L2.Students will describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.

a. Explain that cells take in nutrients in order to grow and divide and to make needed materials.

b. Relate cell structures (cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria) to basic cell functions.

c. Explain that cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.

d. Explain that tissues, organs, and organ systems serve the needs cells have for oxygen, food, and waste removal.

RESOURSES

Textbook Chapters 3&4 Pages 60 – 104     

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP Pages 7-9, 10-12

Interactive Textbook Pages 33 – 62 (Cell Anatomy and Functions) and (Cellular Processes)

Interactive Notebook Activity

Internet Resources

            Brain Pop

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos

 

Oct. 24 – Oct. 26 - 11th - 3 Days 

TOPICS: DNA – Structure, Replication Scaffolding for Genetics Unit

Honors Extension Topics: Transcription of RNA and Translation into Protein

Vocabulary: Nucleotide, Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Phosphate, Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine, Guanine, and Hydrogen Bonds

Honors Vocabulary:  proteins, Uracil, codon, mRNA, tRNA, Ribosome

* CANDY MODEL

Famous Scientists: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick

RESOURSES

Textbook Chapter 6 Genes and DNA Pages 142 – 158,

Life Science Final Prep CRCT PREP Pages 16 - 17

Interactive Textbook Page 83 - 86

Interactive Notebook Activity

Internet Resources

            Brainpop

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos

 

1st BENCHMARK – DNA, Cellular Processes, Cellular Anatomy, Characteristics of Living Things, Classification,     Scientific Method, Metric System

 

Oct. 27 – (Nov. 14, 2016, Q2 Progress Reports) Nov. 17 - 3 Weeks 1 days –

TOPICS: GENETICS – Punnett Squares, Meiosis, Genetic Engineering, Difference between Sexual and Asexual Reproduction, Selective Breeding, Pedigree, Chromosomes, Incomplete and Co-dominance (Blood)

Honors Extension: Dihybrid Crosses

Vocabulary:  genotype, phenotype, Punnett Square, Meiosis, Genetic Engineering, Sexual Reproduction,           Asexual Reproduction, Selective Breeding, Pedigree, heterozygous and homozygous, chromosomes, heredity           Incomplete and Co-dominance

Honors Vocabulary:  Dihybrid Crosses

* Genetic Pets and Their Off Spring

Famous Scientists: Gregor Mendel, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick

GPS

S7L3. Students will recognize how biological traits are passed on to successive generations.

            a. Explain the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.

            c. Recognize that selective breeding can produce plants or animals with desired traits.

RESOURSES

Textbook Chapter 5 pages 112 – 136,

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP pages 13 – 15, 16 – 18

Interactive Textbook – Pages 63 – 82 (Mendel, Punnett Squares, Meiosis, Sex Chromosomes, Sex linked Disorders

Interactive Notebook Activity

Internet Resources

            Brainpop

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos

 

 

Dec. 1– (Jan. 9, 2017, Q2 Report Card) Jan. 20  -  4 Weeks, 4 Days - Interrupted by Christmas Break and MLK)

Topics: Human Body – 11 Major Body Organ Systems, How do they interact to carry out life processes? Reproductive, Skeletal, Integumentary, Lymphatic, Cardiovascular (Blood), Excretory (involves 4 systems: lower Digestive – feces, Respiratory – CO2, Integumentary – sweat, Urinary – Urine) Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Endocrine Body Systems

Vocabulary: Names of the organ systems, major organs in organ systems, blood types, names of the blood’s cells

* Human Body project – Honors – Disease or Disorder / Cutting Edge Life Science Research Topics Paper

* Research Exploratory “You are the Expert – Body Organ System Poster” Paired Student In Class project

GPS

S7L2. Students will describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.

            d. Explain that tissues, organs, and organ systems serve the needs cells have for oxygen, food, and waste     removal.

RESOURSES

Textbook Chapters 22 Body Organization and Structure, Chapter 23 Circulation and Respiration, Chapter 24 The          Digestive and Urinary Systems, Chapter 25 Communication and Control, All Sections Pages 578 – 680,

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP – pages 69 –84

Interactive Textbook Pages 349 – 407 (Body Organization, Skeletal System, Muscular System,    Excretory System -     (Integumentary System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System), Nervous System, Immune         System - (Blood, Lymphatic system) Cardiovascular System

Interactive Notebook Activity

Movie “ The Incredible Human Machine”

Internet Resources

            Brainpop

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos

 

Jan 23 – (Feb. 13, 2017, Q3 Progress Reports) Feb 17 – 4 Weeks

TOPICS: ECOLOGY –Abiotic / Biotic Parts of Ecosystem, Energy Transfer Pyramid, Food Chains, Food Webs, Interactions between organisms (Predator/ Prey, Types of Symbiosis), Carrying Capacity / Limiting Factors, Energy Transfer Pyramid, Energy Flow

Vocabulary: biotic, abiotic, Energy Transfer Pyramid, food chain, Food Web, population, ecosystem, predator-prey relationships, competition, mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism, carrying capacity, limiting factors

* Wetlands Ecosystem Food Web Activity

* Whole Class Project – Energy Transfer Pyramid Collage (Lg. Poster)

GPS

S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments.

            a. Demonstrate in a food web that matter is transferred from one organism to another and can recycle between         organisms and their environments.

            b. Explain in a food web that sunlight is the source of energy and that this energy moves from organism to organism.

            c. Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species.

            d. Categorize relationships between organisms that are competitive or mutually beneficial.

RESOURSES

Textbook Chapter 18, Interactions of Living Things Pages 478 – 500.

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP pages 62 – 65

Interactive Textbook Pages 291 – 308 (Everything is Connected, Living Things Need Energy, Types of Interactions,)

Interactive Notebook Activity

Internet Resources

            Brainpop

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos

 

2nd BENCHMARK – DNA, Cellular Processes, Cellular Anatomy, Characteristics of Living Things, Classification,    Scientific Method, Metric System, Genetics, Human Body, Ecology, Biomes

 

Feb. 21 – March 17 - 3 Weeks, 2 Days  

TOPICS: BIOMES Major Land / Aquatic Biomes

Vocabulary:  biome, tropical rain forest, savannah, temperate forest, desert, taiga, tundra, mountain, freshwater, estuaries, wetlands: swamp, marine

* Research Exploratory “You are the Expert – Land and Aquatic Biome Poster ” Paired Student In Class            project

* Honors Students - Research Exploratory “You are the Expert – Land and Aquatic Biome Poster ” Students     will work individually

GPS

S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments. 

            e. Describe the characteristics of Earth’s major terrestrial biomes (i.e. tropical rain forest, savannah, temperate,         desert, taiga, tundra, and mountain) and aquatic communities (i.e. freshwater, estuaries, and marine).

RESOURSES

Text Book Chapter 20 – Sections #1, 2, 3

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP pages 63 – 65 (Not a lot of Information)

Interactive Notebook Activity pages 317 – 334 (Land Biomes, Marine Biomes, Freshwater Biomes)

Internet Resources

            Brainpop

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos

 

March 20 (March 20, 2017 – Q3 Report Cards)– April 14 - 3 Weeks (Interrupted by Spring Break)

TOPICS: EVOLUTION Natural Selection, Evidences of Evolution

Vocabulary:  Natural Selection, Fossils, Fossil record, DNA, Homologous Structures, and Embryology

* Battle of the Beaks

Famous Scientist – Charles Darwin

GPS

S7L5. Students will examine the evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics that promote survival          of organisms and the survival of successive generations of their offspring.

            a. Explain that physical characteristics of organisms have changed over successive generations (e.g. Darwin’s         finches and peppered moths of Manchester)

            b. Describe ways in which species on earth have evolved due to natural selection.

            c. Trace evidence that the fossil record found in sedimentary rock provides evidence for the long history of              changing life forms.

RESOURSES

Textbook Chapter 7 The Evolution of Living Things, Pages 164 – 186

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP pages 19 – 22

Interactive Textbook – Page 95 – 111 (Change Over Time, How Does Evolution Happen, Natural Selection in Action, What are fossils

Interactive Notebook Activity

Internet Resources

            Brainpop

            Movie: “Galapagos”

            Life Science Research Sites

            Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

            You Tube

            Bill Nye Life Science Videos

 

April 17 (April 24, 2017 – Q4 Progress Reports)– May 5 – 3 Weeks, Review for Life Science Final

Life Science Final May 5th  

 

Grading Weights:

Tests / Quizzes 50%

Projects – In School or Out of School 30%

Dailey / Homework – 20%

 

ROCK EAGLE – Monday, May 8 – Wednesday, May 10th

Amphibians –Virtual Dissection May 11, Frog Dissection 12, 15, 16

 

Extra Units After Life Science Final

Birds – Birds Anatomy

Insects / Bees - Colony Collapse Syndrome

Portfolio -

 

End of Year Activities

Honors Day

Academic field Day

Field Day

ALL Lesson Plans, Power Points, and Study Materials will be found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM

8 months ago

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